List of Accredited Online Degrees

Students pursuing a Health and Medicine degree can design a curriculum with the concentration in Public Health. Public Health is the science and social skill of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices. Public health facilities use well disclosed information to education a society, an organization, public and private institutions as well as communities and individuals.

Public Health professionals analyze threats to the common public by evaluating habits and precautions communities perform. The prevention, treatment and irradiation of illnesses as well as the education of common good health habits for a specific ‘population’, whether it be a handful of patients or an entire city, is the primary goal of a public health division. The World Health Organization defines health as: ""a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"". A higher level of education in a Public health will enable students to understand the foundations of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services, environmental health, community health, behavioral health, health economics, public policy, insurance medicine and occupational health.

Students and graduates of a Health and Medicine degree will use public health practices when developing plans and methods for prevention and management of diseases, injuries and other health conditions through promotion of healthy behaviors, communities and environments. The impact of preventable measures for most diseases are simple, non-medical behaviors such as hand washing with soap and in other cases, proper and well informed control of a disease can be vital when preventing further contamination. Public health programs contribute to the health of populations and increases in life expectancy.

Graduates of an advanced education program in Public Health are willing and able to use communication, education and modern research methods to improve the health and quality of life. Successful professionals will enter the competitive job market with the knowledge and skills needed to work closely with physicians specializing in areas of community medicine and social welfare.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

sponsored listings

DHA in Health Policy and Advocacy

Capella University's online Doctorate in Health Policy and Advocacy degree program prepares you to advocate globally for positive health outcomes. This program focuses on such topics as U.S. h...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    92
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

DrPH - Public Health

If you want to add extra measures of flexibility, professional achievement, and personal fulfillment to your health care career, Capella University’s online public health doctorate degree pr...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    80
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

DrPH Health Education

Loma Linda University’s Doctorate of Public Health in Health Education is for those continuing or interested in advancing to leadership roles in departments of public health in local, state,...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Seventh Day Adventist

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    98
  • Credit Type:

Doctor of Health Education

The Doctor of Health Education (D.H.Ed.) is a degree that is completed exclusively online. It does not require any visits to the School of Health Management to complete course work. The general pu...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    74
  • Credit Type:

sponsored listings